Downs named Spring Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Published 8:28 am Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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GREENVILLE, S.C. – Conference Carolinas has released its Spring Scholar-Athletes of the Year presented by Hudl.

They are awarded annually to one individual in each Conference Carolinas sponsored sport. The Scholar-Athlete of the Year winners are chosen by the Conference Carolinas Student-Athlete Affairs Committee.

Jackson Downs, senior from Olney, Maryland represents Chowan for Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Men’s Lacrosse. Downs became the first men’s lacrosse player to be named First Team All-Conference and All-American. His efforts in the classroom were just as impressive posting a 3.79 GPA as a Graphic Design major.

Downs joins Harri Lovett (Men’s Soccer) to earn the honor this year along with Sydney Henderson (Women’s Soccer, 2020-21) and Inecia Rolle (Women’s Golf, 2020) to achieve this award.

To be considered, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher. In addition, the nominees for the award must have been named all-conference in their sport and also chosen academic all-conference.

The Conference Carolinas Spring Scholar-Athletes of the Year presented by Hudl represent six different member institutions. They are:

Acrobatics & Tumbling: Claire Guittard, King

Baseball: Drew Moore, King

Men’s Golf: Brice Ballin, Mount Olive

Women’s Golf: Georgia Page, UNC Pembroke

Men’s Lacrosse: Jackson Downs, Chowan

Women’s Lacrosse: Zoe Dougherty, Mount Olive

Softball: Ashtyn Patterson, Francis Marion

Men’s Tennis: Armando Ferreira, Mount Olive

Women’s Tennis: Larissa Berger, North Greenville

Men’s Track: Jon Wojcuich, Mount Olive

Women’s Track: Jaiden Moody, Mount Olive

Men’s Volleyball: Jarrod Ferguson, Mount Olive